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Regulatory Compliance Analyst (Varies)

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33602

Company: TECO

Power up a career with us. Our people are our greatest investments. 

 

Be the light to help us keep our customers connected.  If you are interested in a career and not just a position, Tampa Electric is the place to be! Tampa Electric offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all. We believe our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company.

 

We’re honored to serve approximately 780,000 customers across West Central Florida and safely provide them with clean, affordable and reliable electricity. We’ve been doing it for more than 100 years, and there’s so much more ahead.  

 

Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation, continued solar investments, cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 

 

Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes TECO Peoples Gas and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations. 

 

 

POSITION CONCEPT

The progression requires increasing skills and responsibilities in the administration, analysis, development and oversight of internal programs and processes to ensure compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and SERC Reliability Corporation (SERC) Reliability Standards and associated rules. Also serves in a regulatory support and coordination role to ensure compliance with applicable FERC reporting requirements and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintenance of compliance systems and processes used to oversee compliance with the Reliability Standards and associated major rules (25%):
  • Systems and processes to comply with:
    • Reliability Standards – including Monthly/Quarterly/Annual NERC reports
    • NERC Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement Program (CMEP)
    • NERC Rules of Procedures (ROP)
    • NERC Alerts
    • NERC Event Analysis and Performance
    • SERC Compliance Oversight Plan (COP)
  • Tampa Electric compliance systems and processes:
    • Tampa Electric SharePoint site databases and data management
    • Tampa Electric Internal Compliance Program (ICP)
    • Regulatory Affairs monitoring & tracking programs
  1. Serve as the primary administrator for SERC audits, spot checks and enforcement reviews in preparation for and during these events. (25%)
  • Pre-event, develop for review:
    • Internal logistics for event
    • Organization of responsive evidence
    • Index for evidence submittal
    • Preparation of evidence for uploading to SERC secure portal and vault, and NERC Align and Secure Evidence Locker
    •  Pre-audit company survey response
  • During event, develop for review
    • Administration of data response process
  1. Analysis, reporting, and tracking in support of compliance activities (50%)
    • Process and prepare collected data and reports as necessary for compliance monitoring and assessment and, in general, all aspects of internal and external compliance activities.
    • Tracking and follow-up of the Tampa Electric processes to ensure compliance.
    • Assist in preparation of self-reports, mitigation plans and Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFEs)
    • Monitor NERC, SERC, FAA and FCC communications and web pages for Reliability Standards and rule development, schedule changes, and enforcement activity.
    • Research, develop, and implement improved NERC compliance systems and processes to achieve consistency and efficiency in Tampa Electric for documentation and procedures.
    • Perform statistical, logical or mathematical analysis as needed for special studies and reports.
    • Complete analysis to support regulatory compliance filings, discovery responses and other document filings.
    • Coordinate the dissemination of information from SERC and NERC to Subject Matter Experts relating to data requests, evidence handling and submittals, as well as new filing requirements.
    • Provide technical/administration support to subject matter experts for ensuring compliance with all NERC and SERC approved standards and requirements.
    • Work with outside legal counsel on coordination of internal review of SERC filings.

 

JOB LEVEL:    REGULATORY COMPLIANCE ANALYST I

This entry-level position in the progression focuses on maintenance of systems, analysis and assisting in the administration of the company wide NERC compliance process.  This level performs the primary duties and responsibilities initially with supervision and guidance, while gaining practical experience and the ability to work independently.

 

EDUCATION, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS:

Required:                     Required:  Bachelors’ Degree in relevant field is required.

Preferred:                    Preferred: Bachelors’ degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Accounting, Finance or Economics preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE

Required:                     Required:  0-2 years of related experience. Related experience may consist of technical or analytical work in regulatory compliance areas other than NERC, work in utility power engineering and operations, or work in IT Security.

Preferred:  A minimum of three years of related experience 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Required:                     Required: The ability to quickly develop working knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards and associated rules.  Knowledge of and the ability to develop proficiency in computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.                                Preferred: Working knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards and associated rules.

 

JOB LEVEL:    REGULATORY COMPLIANCE ANALYST II

Duties and responsibilities focus on improvement in systems and processes, more complex analysis and direct support to subject matter experts in assisting in the development of their compliance processes and procedures. Position performs primary and additional duties and responsibilities under limited supervision and general guidance.

 

EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of 3 years of experience performing the duties and responsibilities of the Regulatory Compliance Analyst I position (maintenance of systems, analysis and assisting in the administration of NERC compliance process, administrator for SERC audits, spot checks and enforcement reviews, process and prepare collected data and reports for compliance monitoring and assessment, and assist in preparation of self-reports, mitigation plans)

OR

A minimum of 6 years of *related experience is required.

*Related experience may consist of work in regulatory compliance areas other than NERC, or work in utility power engineering and operations, or work in IT Security. 

A combination of direct and related experience may be considered in meeting the required experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently under limited supervision and general guidance frequently exercising the use of independent judgment in the completion of diverse duties.
  • Must have strong analytical skills.
  • Must have or be able to obtain good knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards and associated rules to successfully perform position.
  • Must have proficiency in computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Must have or be able to obtain skill in associated programs and applications for successful job performance. 

Preferred: SharePoint

 

SENIOR REGULATORY COMPLIANCE ANALYST

Increased duties and responsibilities focuses on higher technical level inter-departmental collaboration/coordination to improve systems and company policy and procedures. Position performs primary and additional duties and responsibilities with general guidance.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate/coordinate with internal staff in development of improved capabilities in the areas of documentation, coding, and compliance. 
  • Perform analysis of current situations and recommend priorities and goals for future company compliance needs; review internal controls, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with NERC standards, guidelines and policies; and respond promptly to external and internal concerns; coordinating corrective actions as appropriate. 
  • Coordinate the development of self-reports and mitigation plans. Represent Regulatory Affairs on various company project teams.
  • Serve as lead in company compliance projects.

 

EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of 6 years of experience performing the duties and responsibilities of the Regulatory Compliance Analyst II position

OR

A minimum of 10 years of *related experience is required.

*Related experience must consist of work directly related to compliance with NERC Reliability Standards in utility power engineering and operations or IT Security. An equivalent combination of direct and related experience may be considered in meeting the required experience.

 

Preferred: Minimum 2 years of experience as a Regulatory Compliance Analyst II. Prefer Successful performance as a project leader. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently with only general guidance to complete complex duties requiring independent judgment, analysis and interpretation of policy.
  • Demonstrates strong project leadership skills.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards and associated rules to successfully perform position. 
  • Must have proficiency in computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must have or obtain skill in associated programs and applications for successful job performance.

 

Preferred: SharePoint

The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Baseline Medical Examination as part of the pre-employment screening once an offer has been accepted. A pre-employment drug screening, as well as a background check (including education, employment, criminal and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening.

 

 

TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

 

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!

 

 

STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

 

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.

 

TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

 

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

 

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

 

ADA policy


It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.

 

 

Application accommodations


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.

 

Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 


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